Dynamic MWD Cabin / Mud Laboratory
Oilfield Instrumentation announced the completion of a customized, dual purpose MWD cabin / mud lab for the Gulf of Mexico operations of Dynamic Offshore Resources.
The offshore building was constructed to endure the rugged conditions of offshore drilling work and to maximize the tight living conditions characteristic of those operations. The unit was specifically designed to house the Measure While Drilling engineer in one part of the unit, and mud loggers in the other part. The unit was built to customized configurations specified by Dynamic Offshore Resources for the work of its engineers.
Such units may be created for the customized needs of other drillers. The entire process for this MWD cabin / mud lab combination, from purchase order to build and deliver spanned approximately five weeks, significantly quicker than industry standards.
Deep Down EMAS Carousel Cabin
This specialized control cabin, measuring 6 x 8 x 7-feet tall, was engineered to fit in a limited space on an offshore barge. The design resulted from a collaborative effort between our engineers and Deep Down, Inc. This first-of-its-kind building featured windshield wipers on oversized windows, air conditioning and electrical wiring ready to receive the client’s equipment. Our team streamlined the engineering and manufacturing process to deliver this finished product two weeks earlier than client expectations.
Chevron Drillship Geological/Geophysical Conference Room
Chevron asked us to design a 10’x30’ unit suited for the specific needs of geologists on board drilling ships worldwide. Three are currently in use on the Stena Carron in the North Sea, the Discoverer Clear Leader and Discover Inspiration in the Gulf of Mexico.
These buildings met the requirements for many certifications and ratings including: DNV 2.7-1 for lifting; A-60 fire rating for wall insulation and door; Pro-Marine USCG/ABS approved walls and floors materials; Cerma Gard fire rated ceiling tiles; electrical approved for DNV 2.7-2 and Class 1 Division IV GR CVD; and CSA verified HVAC for Class 1 Division 1 Zone Ex ratings.
FMC Riser Control Station
This 8×16 foot, DNV 2.7-1 certified lab was created for use by FMC on a deep-water platform. OI was able to expedite the custom order for this building by modifying a structure that was in the process of being manufactured for its certified rental fleet. Due to the deadline-driven nature of the building’s design and manufacture, FMC representatives were invited to view its actual construction on-site. The hands-on collaboration between FMC and Oilfield Instrumentation ensured that the design and construction met their specialized needs, while OI provided the expertise needed for certifications.
These specially designed 8’x30’ steel cabins combine R-25 rolled fiberglass insulation, thermal ceramic roof coatings and two 15,000 btu roof-mounted HVAC units to keep crews cool in the high heat conditions of the oil & gas producing areas of the southern United States.
Approximately half the cabin functions as workshop and storage areas, while the other half provides a table and chairs for computer work and meeting collaborations. The walls and ceilings are made of low maintenance fiberglass-reinforced panels with commercial raised dot flooring. The custom-built table and seating area offers laptop-friendly electrical outlets. Bench seats and custom shelving provide extra storage space. The workshop features double cargo metal doors for easy ingress and egress of large equipment into the air conditioned work area. Its steel workbench and steel shelving are lined with rhino materials for extra protection. External mounts fit the appropriate generator units. Electrical outlets are conveniently located throughout both work spaces in the cabin. New units will be outfitted with removable handrails for all doors if the unit is mounted to a trailer when in use. Schlumberger took advantage of our paint customization option for corporate branding as well.
Schlumberger Lithium Battery Box
Designed to Schlumberger specifications, these steel boxes built in a range of sizes are insulated to protect batteries from high heat conditions, to extend their life or safely store used batteries. Interior construction materials are selected to resist combustion, including all-steel storage shelving, and the unit is equipped with fire and smoke panel and devices.
Custom-built, over-pressure screen doors minimize impact of occurrence at unit. Thermal ceramic roof coatings and 18,000 btu HVAC units maintain temperatures to ISO shipping regulations and unit is protected for shipping, with steel cover. Thermostat, HVAC controls, and humidity indicators are mounted outside to minimize needs for personnel to enter unit. All fire, gas, electrical panels and disconnects are mounted outside in recessed housings. Battery box has audible and visual strobe lights to warn personnel of an indication at the unit for appropriate action to be taken. Units are designed for use throughout North America and can be shipped to Schlumberger locations throughout the middle-east and the rest of the world.